Cinderella pantomime at Lyric Hammersmith
The Lyric Hammersmith has announced its fourth successive pantomime, Cinderella, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and starring Steven Webb and Julie Atherton, from 24 Nov 2012 to 5 Jan 2013.(Further casting to be announced)
It is written by Joel Horwood and Morgan Lloyd Malcolm.
Steven Webb, who also joins the team as Creative Associate, will play Buttons, following his lead role in 2010’s Dick Whittington and His Cat and his turn as Wishy Washy in last year’s Aladdin. His West End credits include the lead role in Sam Mendes’ Oliver! and Tiny Tim in Scrooge, both at the Palladium, as well as The History Boys at Wyndham’s and Betwixt! at Trafalgar Studios. On his involvement in this year’s Christmas show, Webb said: ‘I'm so excited to be coming back to the Lyric for my third panto. It always has such a unique style and collaborative approach that I truly can't wait to see what we come up with.’
Julie Atherton stars as Cinderella. Atherton starred in the original West End production of Avenue Q, and her other musical theatre credits include Fame, Notes from New York and Phyllida Lloyd’s Mamma Mia! at the Prince Edward Theatre. She has released two studio albums; A Girl of Few Words and No Space for Air.